Shannon Chamber supports new electric bike share scheme launched in Shannon

Shannon Chamber president Eoin Gavin, pictured here with CoMotion’s Emma Dobbyn, was delighted to trial the bike sponsored by Shannon Chamber. Photo by Arthur Ellis


Shannon Chamber and Shannon Chamber Skillnet are delighted be involved in what is another first for Shannon – the launch of a new electric bike share scheme for Shannon Free Zone and Shannon Town.

The scheme was launched recently by Irish start-up CoMotion Mobility Solutions Ltd who have established a base at the Future Mobility Campus in Shannon. The free-floating scheme which is accessible via the CoMotion App will see 50 bikes deployed across the region. Bikes will be located on-street 24-7 and can be rented by paying a €1 unlocking fee and then just 1c per minute thereafter.

Shannon Chamber and its Skillnet network have joined Shannon Group, EI Electronics, Clare County Council, Zagg International, Fine Grain Properties, Shannon Springs Hotel, Shannon Leisure Centre, and Future Mobility Campus Ireland in sponsoring the bikes. 

Speaking at the launch, Emma Dobbyn of CoMotion  said: “The scheme is made viable by the support of all the sponsors. Their willingness to back the scheme and provide additional sustainable mobility services for the region is a sign of their commitment to the local community and their employees. The bikes are made from recycled aluminium which uses less than 5% of the energy resources required to manufacture aluminium from raw materials.”

Shannon Chamber CEO Helen Downes is encouraging the local community and employees to use and enjoy these bikes as they journey across Shannon Free Zone and Shannon Town. 
“As a sponsor the scheme, we look forward to .seeing the bikes being widely used and to their introduction being a resounding success. Not everyone has a car and this is an ideal way to move in and out of Shannon.”